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Yamaha RX-A860 AV Receiver + MusicCast


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A 7.2 channel network Aventage AV receiver offering extensive features along with a phono stage for your turntable and support for other MusicCast devices as part of a multiroom system.

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Warranty length 2 Years (3 Years on registration)
Brand Yamaha Audio

Tech Specs

Amplifier Section
Channel: 7.2
Rated Output: (1kHz) 160W (4Ω, 0.9%)
Rated Output: (20Hz-20kHz) 100W (8Ω, 0.06%)
Max Output: (1kHz, 1ch) 160W (8Ω, 10% THD)
Power/Channel: (8/6/4/2Ω) 130/170/195/240W

Surround Sound Processing 
Cinema DSP: 3D
DSP Programs: 17
Dialog Level Adjustment: Yes
Virtual Presence Speaker: Yes
Virtual Surround Back: Yes
Dialogue Lift: Yes 
DSP: Virtual Cinema
Dolby: Atmos, TrueHD, Digital+, Pro Logic IIx
DTS: HD Master Audio

Audio Features 
Compressed Music: Bluetooth Enhanced
YPAO Multipoint: R.S.C
YPAO Volume: Yes
Dynamic Range Control: Adaptive
Volume Setting: Initial + Max
A.R.T Wedge: Yes
Amplifier: Bi-amp capability
Audio Delay: 0-500 ms
DAC: 192kHz/24bit (Burr-Brown)

Video Features 
Passthrough: 4K 60p 4:4:4
HDMI: 3D passthrough
HDMI Audio Return: Yes
Upscale: Analog-HDMI / HDMI-HDMI
Deep Color/x.v.Color: 24Hz 
Refresh Rate/Auto Lip-Sync: Yes

HDMI: 8 (HDMI1,2,3) / 2 (HDCP 2.2)
HDMI CEC: SCENE, Device Control
USB: Memory, PAP
Network Port: Yes
WiFi/Airplay: Wireless Direct
Bluetooth: SBC/AAC
Front: HDMI/ USB/ Analog/ Composite
Digital In: 2 x Optical, 2 x Coaxial
Analog In/Out: 6 (Front 1)/ 0
Phono Input: Yes
Component Vid: 2 In/ 1 out
Composite Video: 5 in (1 front)/ 1 out
Preout: Subwoofer: 7.2-ch
Headphone Output: 1

User Interface 
On-screen Display: Graphical User Interface
SCENE: SCENE (4 sets)
iPhone/Android app, Tablet, web browser
Remote Control: Yes

Zone Control
Zone 2 Audio: Line output
Powered Zone: Zone 2
Zone B Output: Yes (HDMI)
RS-232C Interface: Yes
+12V Trigger Output: 1
Remote (IR) In/Out: 1 / 1

Standby Power Consumption: ≤0.1W
Dimensions (WHD): 435 x 171 x 382mm
Weight: 10.5 kg

Product Description

Yamaha RX-A860 AV receiver is a 7.2 channel AVR with MusicCast multi room technology and offers tremendous power, superb performance, advance Anti-Resonance Technology and a dedicated phono stage for your turntable.

Speaker Layout Patterns

Multiple placement patterns are available for presence speakers that support Dolby Atmos & DTS:X creating a sound field ideal for your setup. Any layout can be appropriately reproduced, including 3D space of CINEMA DSP as well as both sound formats. It is compatible with many audio formats such as Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio. It is also compatible with high-res audio codecs such as DSD / AIFF / FLAC / WAV / Apple Lossless. You will enjoy the excellent sound quality of these various high-res audio codecs from the USB input on the front panel or from network connected devices.

Aventage Receivers

The Aventage line of high-performance AV receivers is based on the audio design concept of providing a massive, full-bodied sound for movie sound effects and the accurate reproduction of music sources. By expertly harmonising traditional and advanced technologies, every factor that affects sound quality, from materials and parts to construction, layout, vibration damping (unique foot) and “fine-tuning” the sound, is handled with no other thought than to achieve the best possible audio quality. As a result, every Aventage model has the ability to reproduce the most subtle details of high-definition sound, so that listeners can enjoy a truly high-class sound studio experience at home.


The Anti-Resonance Technology Wedge is a fifth foot in the centre of the unit. It dampens vibrations from the power transformer, transistors and heat sinks along with vibrations caused by the sound from the speakers. This AV receiver was designed with a strong focus on achieving exceptionally high sound clarity. It employs a discrete amp configuration and a low jitter PLL circuit which contribute to its excellent audio performance.


MusicCast makes it easy to bring music to every room in your home wirelessly with playback controlled by a simple app. Start with a MusicCast capable AV receiver in your main entertainment room for the ultimate home theatre experience, then add MusicCast speakers, sound bars or Hi-Fi components in other rooms wirelessly. MusicCast allows you to access your digital music library, streaming music services and Internet radio, as well as Bluetooth sources, your TV sound and external sources attached to your AV receiver, such as a Blu-ray disc player or CD player.


Play your favorite streaming service. This AV receiver is equipped with Bluetooth functionality to let you enjoy easy wireless music playback from mobile devices. The Compressed Music Enhancer from Yamaha is now optimized for Bluetooth audio transmissions to ensure that your music will have vivid, lively sound quality during wireless playback. The RX-A660 is equipped with the latest Bluetooth technology, making wireless operation more convenient than ever. You can stream music from the RX-A660 to Bluetooth headphones for private listening or to Bluetooth speakers.

4K Ultra HD

This AV receiver completely supports with the latest HDMI standards. Thanks to transmission of 4K video at 60 frames per second pass-through, you can fully enjoy the high definition video quality of 4K without degradation. It also adheres to the HDCP2.2 copyright protection standard for 4K video transmission. It also supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) Video which provide enhanced picture quality by simultaneously enabling greater detail for both the dark and bright parts of an image. Furthermore it supports wider colour gamut of BT.2020 pass-through. 3D means the receiver can handle 3D signal data. The Audio Return Channel function enables data to be sent and received via the same HDMI cable, so you can hear the sound from the TV via a single HDMI cable, with no need for an extra optical cable.

21:9 Aspect Ratio

The 21:9 aspect ratio support is designed to show films recorded in the Cinema Scope format. When these films are viewed in the usual 16:9 ratio, you see black bars at the top and bottom of the screen; 21:9 eliminates these bars. By supporting 21:9 resolution, this model will be able to pass it through so that movies and games feel much more immersive.

Wi-Fi and Wireless Direct

Built-in Wi-Fi allows for a wireless connection with your wireless router, greatly simplifying system connections for enjoying networked audio (PC / NAS) and music streaming services. If a Wi-Fi router is not available, the unique Wireless Direct feature not only allows you to stream music directly from your smartphone or tablet via the AV Controller App, AirPlay etc., but also allows for control of the AV receiver as well.

This AV receiver provides a variety of network functions that enable you to access more sources and also enhance operation. You can connect the receiver to your home network or internet to enjoy Internet Radio, Spotify, Pandora or music stored on a NAS and home PC. The AV Controller app (from iTunes App Store or Google play) lets you control various functions from your iPod, iPhone, iPad or Android phones / tablets.

AV Controller App

Easy and convenient operation. This AV receiver lets you use the Yamaha AV Controller App that is downloadable from iTunes®, Google Play or the Amazon App store to control the power, volume, input selections, DSP modes and much, much more from an iPhone® or Android™ device. You can also use as many as 23 different languages and customize the interface by hiding unused icons and renaming functions. A tablet version is also available. This AV receiver provides Phono input terminals. Connect a turntable and you can enjoy music from your vinyl collection.


Human ears have less sensitivity to high and low frequencies, especially at lower volumes. YPAO Volume applies loudness EQ correction to automatically adjust high and low frequency levels as volume changes. Using the YPAO measurement results, EQ correction is optimised to your system settings and listening environment. YPAO sound optimisation analyses the room acoustics and adjusts various audio parameters for optimum sound in just a few minutes. It’s like having a professional installer calibrate your system.

Total Purity

Total Purity Concept, which Yamaha has been cultivating for many years, encompasses high drive amp technology, high purity preamp and anti-vibration technology. All models have fully discrete power amprs that help minimize distortion. They also adopt pure independent power supplies, allowing dedicated power supplies for the analog and digital circuitry to prevent digital noise from affecting analog circuitry.

Virtual Presence

The Virtual Presence Speaker function makes full use of centre and surrounds to create virtual presence speakers. This model also features a Virtual Surround Back Speaker function. Even without using surround back speakers, you can experience more natural sound from behind you. The Virtual Cinema Front feature lets you place two surround speakers and a centre speaker at the front to enjoy virtual surround sound with even higher quality and resolution, as well as superior rear virtual sound localization. Adding two additional front presence speakers provides a three-dimensional sound field that gives you a feeling of its height and depth and of the vertical movement of the sound.

Rich Bass

Exclusive low-range enhancement technology delivers richer bass than expected from smaller sized speakers while maintaining good localisation and sound balance even with compact front speakers. When a sub is used, it improves the volume of the entire low range of the speaker system not only the front speakers, but also enhancing the bass from the subwoofer. You'll enjoy video/music with sound of exceptional power and presence.

Subwoofer Trim

The Subwoofer Trim Control enhances the low frequencies by avoiding overlap with the front speaker output. This will result in a cleaner, more focused soundstage while providing a seamless frequency response. When subwoofer frequency overlap occurs in conventional systems, the overall sound is “pushed” toward the subwoofer. Subwoofer Trim Control takes care of this by separating the low subwoofer frequencies cleanly, thus stabilizing the front stage while providing a well-balanced enhanced bass sound.

Compressed Music

When music is encoded into a digitally compressed format like MP3, the frequency response suffers. The Compressed Music Enhancer from Yamaha employs sophisticated digital signal processing using exclusive algorithms to restore what was lost, so the music always sounds the way it should. Many live and classical albums have no gaps in the music. Gapless playback ensures that there are no pauses between audio files. This provides playback with no interruptions, the way it was meant to be heard.

Intelligent Amp Assign

Automatically assigns amplifier channels to certain speakers, depending on what functions are selected. For example, in a 7.1-channel system, when Zone 2 is off, all 7.1 channels will be used in the Main Zone. However, when Zone 2 is on, power to the two Surround Back channels will be directed to the two speakers in Zone 2, and the Main Zone will receive 5.1 channels of power. Similarly, when CINEMA DSP 3D is on, the two Front Presence speakers will be powered and not the two Surround Back speakers.

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